WebHeader_Grove.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Become a sustaining member today for your chance to win two season ski passes to the NH ski resort of your choice.
National

Trump Declares National Emergency to Combat Coronavirus

Trump1_a_031320.png
Screen capture
/

Coronavirus update: President Trump declared a national emergency Friday, March 13, to combat the coronavirus pandemic. 

He said it would allow the White House to release the full power of the federal government, and release access to up to $50 billion to support response efforts for states.

The announcement comes as the White House named other new measures to try to speed up testing for COVID-19. The steps include a new federal coordinator and a hotline for labs to call for help in finding supplies.

Click here for all of NHPR's coronavirus coverage, including the latest updates on N.H. cases, FAQs, and the latest guidance.  

Watch the news confefrence live below at 3 p.m.

(This post was updated following President Trump's remarks March 13, 2020)

Related Content